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In 2008, the BBC decided on another change of name for the selection programme, and a change of format.

The six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were submitted to the Eurovision: Your Decision final, and split into three pairs: Girl Groups, Joseph & Maria (from recent talent shows) and Soloists. The judges - headed by Terry Wogan - could pick one song from each pairing to go forward to the public vote.

Head judge Terry Wogan had a casting vote in each section only if there was a tie. In addition, he could award a wild card to one of the losing songs, to make four songs in total for the public vote.

In the result show, the top two songs from the public vote were performed once more, and public voting determined the eventual winner.

Transmission Date:Saturday 1st March 2008
Channel:BBC One
Time:19.00-20.00
Results: 21.30-22.00

Presenters:

Terry Wogan
Claudia Winkleman
Guest Performer:Katrina Leskanich
Judges:Terry Wogan
John Barrowman
Carrie Grant

Executive Producer:

Phil Parsons
Producer:Helen Tumbridge

Voting:

Judges and public phone vote

Winning Song:

Even If
Andy Abraham

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Scoreboard

Round One: Girl Groups
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)John BarrowmanCarrie Grant Terry Wogan
Mr GorgeousOscar Gorres, Teresia Bjarneby, Aimee Kearsley & Emma BeardLoveShy---
It's YouAdam HoworthThe RevelationsXX-

Round Two: Joseph & Maria
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)John BarrowmanCarrie Grant Terry Wogan
I Owe It All To YouPaul Barry & Mark ReadRob McVeigh---
ChangesSimon Ellis, Emma McGettrick, Mari Loretzen, Eleanor Wilson & Caroline ReedSimona ArmstrongXX-

Round Three: Soloists
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)John BarrowmanCarrie Grant Terry Wogan
Even IfAndy Abraham, Andy Watkins & Paul WilsonAndy Abraham---
Woo (U Make Me)Michelle Gayle, Morten Schjolin & Rashelle DaviesMichelle GayleXX-

Wild Card
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Terry Wogan
Mr GorgeousOscar Gorres, Teresia Bjarneby, Aimee Kearsley & Emma BeardLoveShy-
I Owe It All To YouPaul Barry & Mark ReadRob McVeigh-
Even IfAndy Abraham, Andy Watkins & Paul WilsonAndy AbrahaX

FinalOnly the top two song placings are known
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Position
It's YouAdam HoworthThe Revelations-
ChangesSimon Ellis, Emma McGettrick, Mari Loretzen, Eleanor Wilson & Caroline ReedSimona Armstrong-
Even IfAndy Abraham, Andy Watkins & Paul WilsonAndy Abraham1
Woo (U Make Me)Michelle Gayle, Morten Schjolin & Rashelle DaviesMichelle Gayle2

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  • Even If reached No. 67 in the UK charts.
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Andy Abraham at The Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday 24th May 2008 , Even If finished in 25th place with 14 points.

Terry Wogan provided his final television commentary for BBC One and BBC HD. Ken Bruce provided the commentary for BBC Radio 2.

Paddy O'Connell and Caroline Flack provided the commentary for BBC Three Television for the semi-finals held on Tuesday 20th May 2008 and Thursday 22nd May 2008.

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To read an exclusive interviews with Andy Abraham and Rob McVeigh go to the Interviews section.